2015 NPAA Magazine 2015 volume 1 - Page 43

MS instincts 2014 Renee prusak What motivates you to live this lifestyle? I have always enjoyed living a active, fit lifestyle but about 8 years ago, I started to realize how much pressure and influence was being put on young adults to try and look a certain way. I didn’t always feel that look was the most appropriate so I wanted to lead by example. Showing people that it’s ok to embrace the body you’ve been given and that we are all built different. I have always wanted to show that a fit, athletic body is a healthy body. What would people say is your best instinct or attribute? I would tend to say my best attribute is that I am a perfectionist. I find that I always want to be the best I can be for my family and myself. This keeps me focused and driven to my end goal. When I’m having an off day, this instinct pushes me to turn things around. What advice do you have for models starting out in this sport?? This sport is tough but very rewarding. For athletes starting out, it is important to remember to trust your coach. You have taken time to research and choose the best coach for you, so put your trust in them and listen. There will be several days where you don’t think you can make your work out, or don’t think you can finish your last rep, but you must! I always tell myself, for every work out you miss, someone else isn’t. If you were dropped on an aban: doned island for 1 week what 3 things would you bring with you and why? Just three things? lol!!! 1. My bible 2. Lip chap 3. Picture of my family .....If I could sneak in a 4th it would be Pringle chips ha ha! 42.